What We Believe

  • We believe that there is one true living God existing eternally as three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Bible speaks of a person called the Father Who is God. The Bible speaks of a person called the Son Who is God. The Bible speaks of a person called the Holy Spirit Who is God. And yet, the Bible speaks of ONE God. So, we believe that the three persons are the ONE God.
  • We believe that God the Son took on humanity and became known in history as “Jesus Christ.” Jesus Christ is undiminished deity and perfect humanity in one person forever. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, was put to death on a cross as a perfect substitute for sinful man, conquered death by bodily resurrection, ascended into heaven to become Head of the church, and will return again to rule and establish His kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. He remains the Saviour of all, offering eternal life to all who believe in Him alone.
  • We believe that the Holy Spirit is fully God and has had distinctive ministries throughout history in the same way that the Father and Son have had distinctive ministries. Since man was created the Holy Spirit has been involved in convicting sinners of their need as well as regenerating and imparting eternal life to the believer. With the beginning of the church, the body of Christ, the Holy Spirit has been involved in that invisible union of the believer to the invisible organism of which Christ is the head. Since the church began the Holy Spirit has indwelt the believer, sealed the believer in Christ, and distributed special abilities to build up the body of Christ. He remains the believer’s source of power, comfort and guidance into spiritual truth.
  • We believe the Bible is the infallible, inerrant source of truth for man to understand the things of God. It is God’s Word, superintended by the Holy Spirit, written without error in the words of the original manuscripts by human authors who used their own research and writing styles to write down what God wanted us to know.
  • We believe that the first human being, Adam, was created without sin, perfect, in the image of God. Having the capacity to sin, he chose to disobey God and became responsible as head of the human race for sin entering the world. Therefore every human born suffers the consequences of Adam’s sin and stands in need of God´s saving grace.
  • We believe that God´s love of the human race caused Him to send His Son into the world to save sinful mankind. Jesus Christ, God´s uniquely begotten Son, willfully died to provide a righteous atonement for man´s sin. When Christ died on the cross He paid the full penalty for sin and provided the way for sinful humans to have God´s eternal life and meet the righteous requirements of our Holy God. The impartation of God’s eternal life is granted to any sinful human at the moment of faith in God’s Son. He who has the Son, has life! Salvation from hell comes as a gift of God through faith in Christ alone. No act of obedience, before or after God imparts eternal life, should be added or considered part of faith. It is God’s gift!
  • We believe that salvation from hell should be distinguished from salvation from sin´s control and bondage. Assurance for a believer is based solely on the promise of God and the work of the Holy Spirit, Who seals the believer for the day of redemption. The believer, although saved from hell, may experience the realities of sin and the temptations of this world. Through obedience to God´s commandments, fellowship with others, honest admission of sin, study of God´s Word, prayer, and yielding to the ministry of God’s Spirit, the believer is able to experience victory and salvation from the present power of sin.
  • We believe that God has a program for Israel, the Church, and the Nations, which are distinguished in Scripture. In history God worked with the Nations and provided for them to develop from the Tower of Babel judgment. God then chose Abraham and established a covenant with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and the sons of Jacob from which we see His plan for Israel. God then revealed a “mystery” through the apostle Paul after the church was founded in Acts 2. The “mystery” was and is God’s formation of a body that includes both Jews and Gentiles in one invisible organism. We believe the church is that invisible organism of which Christ is the head. It is composed of those who have been divinely added by God since the day of Pentecost in Acts 2, and it will include all believers through this age that God adds until the time He decides to rapture the church. We believe that the rapture of the church will occur some time before the tribulation, a prophetic period of seven years, occurs. We also believe that Christ will physically and bodily return to the earth to fulfill the promises made to Abraham and his descendants so that Christ´s kingdom will be on earth as it is in heaven. We believe that this kingdom will be specially designated for 1,000 years as mentioned in Revelation 20 and then usher in the eternal kingdom with a new heaven and earth as revealed in the final chapters of Revelation.
  • We believe in the judgment of the living and the dead. The truth of the Scriptures that all men will be judged according to their deeds will be realized completely in the future. Although no man receives eternal life by his deeds, a person’s works are important. For those at the judgment of the Great White Throne in Revelation 20, works are judged. For believers in the body of Christ at the judgment seat of Christ, works are judged. For those who survive the tribulation and enter the kingdom, their works are judged. All persons, living or dead, will be judged by a righteous God.